Community Parent Education Program
- Intervention aims to equip parents of children demonstrating disruptive behaviors (for example, those with hyperactivity, attention deficit disorder, or oppositional defiant disorder) with problem-solving skills to address and mediate behavior and build better parent-child relationships.
- Administered in groups of 15-25 at schools and other community locations.
Strength of evidence
Evidence level: Proven (highest tier)
Proven (highest tier)
Ranked as having the highest level of evidence by the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare
Low- and moderate-income adults and families
Outcomes and impact
- Decline in behavior problems among children with nonclinical high levels of problems
- Reduction in stress and increased perceived parental control
Keys to successful implementation
- Note: This content is under review
- Families with single parent status, immigrant backgrounds, and limited extracurricular child activities face higher barriers to participation and must be engaged accordingly.
- Parents of children with less severe behavior problems are less likely to enroll in the program.
- Program is most effective when it is participant-driven and parents are allowed the space to identify their common problems and communally develop solutions with the help of leaders.